Join your neighbors in Bay Area wasting less.

Ridwell makes it easy to recycle, reuse and donate the items you no longer need. You collect; we pick it up. Then, we work with local partners to put all that stuff to good use.

Interested? Share your email* and zip below.


*And, no, we won't share it with anyone else.

Get to know Ridwell

We believe small actions still matter

Our Story

Ridwell was started by a dad and his son on a mission to dispose of stuff responsibly. (Turns out, that's no small feat!)

Today, we're a community-based service that helps people waste less by collecting items they no longer need.

Ridwell Founder Ryan and his son Owen standing with a pile of bags to recycle

How it works

Our members receive a Ridwell bin and clearly marked bags for collecting their used items. Bins and overflow bags are picked up bi-weekly.

What exactly do we take? Ridwell focuses on items not generally accepted curbside like plastic bags and film, batteries*, lightbulbs, and threads (like shoes and clothes).

There's also a featured category that rotates every two weeks. It might be eyeglasses one week and bike tires a few weeks later. And, yes, we'll let you know in advance!

* Availability varies by neighborhood

A Ridwell plastic film bag being placed into a Ridwell bin

Our Bay Area Partners

To bring our service full circle, we work with local and regional partners to find an appropriate place to recycle, upcycle, or donate the items we collect.

Our friends at The Crayon Initiative, Center for Farmworker Families, and East Bay Children's Book Project are helping our vision become a reality. Know of an organization that would want to work with us? We'd love to meet them!

East Bay Children's book project

Wasting less really gets people excited

"Terrific service!"

It’s a terrific service. I love knowing that I have a place to put my plastic wrap &my old clothes. You’re super!


Berkeley, CA

"Delighted in the service"

I have delighted in the service and PURPOSE of Ridwell as an entity seeking to reduce waste on the planet. Thoughtfulness shines in every encounter. Thank You! I'm proud to have a white "RidWell" box by my front door.



"So incredibly excited"

So incredibly excited about this program! Thank you for trying to reduce waste! I hate throwing all of that packaging away


San Mateo

We've saved
over 20 million pounds
from the landfill

Join our cause for a less wasteful future.

A ridwell warehouse employee sorting through recyclables
Downtown Oakland looking over Lake Merritt

So... are you with us?

Sharing your email lets us know you're interested in our service and our mission to waste less.